Top family festivals for late summer

Posted in: Family Last updated: 17 Aug 2015

The festival has become a large part of the British summer over the past decade – but many think that they're very much an occasion for adult groups to get together and let their hair down. That might be true, but who said that the kids weren't invited?

In fact, many of the UK's biggest festivals are now more child-friendly than ever before! Though summer is drawing to a close, we've put together a round-up of the festivals that are still taking place this August. It might be a bit late to get tickets for this year, but it can't hurt to get investigating for 2016…

Green Man (August 20th-23rd, Brecon Beacons, Wales)

There are few festival settings as beautiful as that afforded by Green Man. Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, Green Man is a combination of music, food and fun – and the family-friendly vibe extends far beyond the dedicated Little Folk area.

Just So (August 21st-23rd, Rose Hall Estate, Cheshire)

For family fun that's a little out of the ordinary, Just So might be your best port of call! Combining theatre, music and dance into one magical weekend, this is very much a festival for kids – who can bring their parents along with them, if they so wish!

Shambala (August 27-30th, Northamptonshire)

Though it may have a reputation as being one of the wilder festivals on the UK circuit, Shambala still has a great family ethos. Along with ensuring there's plenty for the little ones to be getting on with – think woodland adventure areas, workshops and free activities – the older kids are definitely not forgotten either. There's even a crèche for kids aged between two and seven - ideal for a couple of child-free hours!

Solfest (August 28-30th, Tarnside Farm, Cumbria)

Celebrating everything that's brilliant about inter-generational fun, Solfest has family at its heart. Along with planned activities in the Children's Arena, you'll find plenty of events for them to get involved with in the Healing Garden, and an abundance of music for them to enjoy across the farm.

The Big Feastival (August 28-30th, Alex James' Farm, The Cotswolds)

Brainchild of Jamie Oliver and Alex James, The Big Feastival does exactly what it says on the tin! A celebration of good food, and accompanied by great music, Feastival was created as a family event. Head to the Little Dudes Den for kid-centric fun all weekend, get them involved with some arts and crafts and explore new flavours and tastes together - all before having a play on the vintage funfair!

Mumsnet Family Festivals - http://www.mumsnet.com/travel/family-festivals
Netmums Family Friendly Festivals - http://www.netmums.com/activities/g/family-friendly-festivals-2015/42783

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